Food and Drink

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FUL Foods introduces ‘climate active’ functional health drinks

FUL Foods has launched FUL Revive, a line of natural and functional vegan and 'climate active' health drinks. The drinks are low in calories, have...

Veg Capital acquires majority share in Devon-based vegan firm Clive’s

Vegan bakery Clive’s has secured a ‘game-changing’ investment from Veg Capital which will enable it to drive new product development.

56% of shoppers concerned about environmental impact of food packaging

This month’s Organic Fresh Produce Forum has highlighted increasing consumer concern about the eco credentials of organic product packaging.

London vegan supermarket GreenBay celebrates fifth birthday

West London vegan supermarket GreenBay is marking five years of business, during which time it has seen over 50,000 customers.

Heura transforms Barcelona bullring into arena showcasing plant-based meats

Heura has used the former bullring La Monumental as the venue within which to launch its new plant-based Sausage and Chorizo.

HealthyDoesIt launches third campaign: HealthyDoesOrganic

HealthyDoesIt has launched its third topical campaign, HealthyDoesOrganic, to engage the public through giveaways.

Burger King becomes first fast-food outlet in Africa to offer V-Label...

Burger King has introduced vegan meat alternatives in Africa, the first fast-food outlet in the continent to offer V-Label plant-based meats.

Biotiful announces launch of ‘world’s first’ oat kefir

Biotiful has taken its first step into the plant-based sector with the launch of the ‘world’s first’ line of Plant Based Oat Kefir drinks.

Farmers on the front line of climate change

As the world prepares for COP26, farmers have been sharing their experiences ‘on the front line of climate change’.

Planet Organic set to open its doors in Bermondsey

Planet Organic is opening in Bermondsey on 21st September, its 12th store and the first of three new sites it plans to open this year.

82% of Veganuary recruits sticking to new habits six months on

Veganuary reports that six months on from its annual campaign, 82% of new recruits were still consuming 50% less meat and animal products.  

Rashford urges MPs to end ‘devastating’ child food poverty

Footballer Marcus Rashford is urging MPs to back recommendations made in the National Food Strategy to address rising food insecurity levels.  

The People’s Pantry delivers zero-waste shopping to North London

Utilizing ‘Ernie’, a repurposed, battery-powered vintage milk float, The People’s Pantry is selling packaging-free essentials in Muswell Hill.

Spotlight series

Nourish London’s new Limited Edition – Celebrating 10 Years of Green Beauty Collection marks its decade in business.

New Rude Health ad campaign challenges preconceptions of dairy-free

Rude Health’s first mass reach, multi-channel campaign, created in conjunction with creative agency BMB, is set to go live on 6 September.

Deliciously Ella co-founders bring business back to family

The team behind Deliciously Ella ­have announced they have bought out all their investors, turning the company back into a family business.

Record engagement as Organic September 2021 bursts to life

The month-long, industry-wide celebration of Organic September kicks off today, as the Soil Association and OTB report record engagement.

Greencity trials e-trike deliveries to help mitigate pollution in Glasgow

Scottish co-op Greencity has started using an electric powered trike to deliver food to cafes, restaurants and retailers in Glasgow.

News in brief

Radnor Hills has partnered with The Pink Ribbon Foundation to support breast cancer charities and UK families living with cancer.

Munchy Seeds teams with Greener Earth Project

Munchy Seeds is furthering its efforts to become a more sustainable food business through a collaboration with Greener Earth Project.